לב

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Root
ל־ב־ב

From Proto-Semitic *libb-.

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לֵב ‎(levm ‎(plural indefinite לְבָבוֹת) [pattern: קֵטֶל]

  1. A heart: a hollow, muscular, blood-pumping organ found in many animals.
  2. (figuratively) A heart: the figurative seat of emotions, especially love.
    • c. 1075 – 1141, Yehuda Halevi, My Heart is in the East 1
      לִבִּי בְמִזְרָח וְאָנֹכִי בְּסוֹף מַעֲרָב
      libí b'mizrákh v'anokhí b'sóf ma'aráv
      My heart is in the east, and I am at the edge of the west.
  3. A heart, core, center.
  4. A heart, a heart-shape.

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